Article date: 16 May 2008
First Taisec Securities and Morley1 are delighted to announce that some of the Aviva Investors SICAV range of investment products will be sold to investors in Taiwan for the first time.
Taiwanese investors will be able to buy the funds through First Commercial Bank, one of the largest bank networks in the country, with 189 branches and five million retail customers.
Five of the funds registered under the SICAV will be available for sale: Aviva Investors European Socially Responsible Investment Fund, the Aviva Investors Global Convertibles Fund, the Aviva Investors European REIT Fund, the Aviva Investors Global REIT Fund and the Aviva Investors European Convergence Equity Fund.
Michael Chang, First Financial Holdings chairman, said: "First Taisec of First Financial Holdings are pleased to launch the first five excellent funds from Aviva Investors SICAV for Taiwan investors. The five funds are believed to become a lighthouse for Taiwan investors surrounded by a variety of fund selections. The consolidation of the Aviva Investors SICAV funds and First Financial Holdings' outstanding channels will provide the best wealth management service in Taiwan. Together, we bring a winning solution for smart investors, Aviva Investors SICAV and First Financial Holding."
Aviva Investors Asia-Pacific chief executive officer designate Craig Bingham said: "We are delighted to be furthering Aviva Investors' long-held ambitions in Asia through this initiative and to have such a strong local partner in First Taisec of First Financial Holdings.
"Driven by support from Aviva plc our parent company and the opportunity to increase growth through third parties, we are committed to providing Taiwanese investors with products that meet their investment needs."
Adam Lessing, chairman of the Aviva Investors SICAV board and Morley's head of European business development, said: "We're delighted to announce this launch which is part of our strategy to take Aviva Investors SICAV funds to clients in new, exciting growth markets worldwide. The SICAV funds are quality investment products with the potential for strong returns and we are anticipating high demand in Taiwan, in particular for the Aviva Investors European Socially Responsible Investment Fund, which is the first of its kind to be sold to Taiwanese investors.
"Additionally, this relationship builds on the existing joint venture between our parent Aviva plc and First Financial Holding Co Ltd, and we look forward to extending that association and to a long and successful sales partnership in Taiwan."
- Past performance is not a guide to the future. The value of an investment and any income from it can go down as well as up. Investors may not get back theoriginal amount invested.
- On 1 April 2008 the SICAV changed its name from Aviva Morley to Aviva Investors. This change will be reflected in the Prospectus and Simplified Prospectus as soon as these have been approved by the fund's regulator.
- Please read the current Prospectus for full details of the current fund range before investing. Copies of the Full and Simplified Prospectus together with the Report and Accounts of the SICAV are available free of charge from Aviva Fund Services, 34 avenue de la Liberté, 4th floor, L-1930 Luxembourg. R.C.S. Luxembourg B25708.
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1 On 28 February 2008, Aviva plc announced it was combining its asset management businesses to create a single, globally integrated asset manager to be known as Aviva Investors - to be launched formally in September 2008.
Aviva Investors will be the global asset management business of Aviva plc, the world's fifth-largest insurance group. Firms that will become Aviva Investors have £316 billion ($623 billion) of assets under management as at 28 February 2008 and significant growth potential.